Megan bites the hand that feeds her
There's an old adage that says be nice to people on the way up the because you never know when you'll meet them on the way down. (In layman's terms, don't stuff a kipper down the radiator of your old job too quickly, you might need a reference.) Well Megan Fox has obviously never heard either. The outspoken Transformers star has launched a scathing attack on Transformers director Michael Bay claiming he favours special effects over the age old craft of acting. (Erm, yeh?)
When asked how much of her impressive range of acting skills she employed in Transformers 2, a rather snooty Megan replied: “Seven percent. On the new one ['Transformers 2'], I tried. But unless you’re a seasoned veteran, working with Michael Bay is not about an acting experience.” Megan also said of Transformers 1 (the film which launched her): "I can't s*** on this movie, because it did give me a career and open all these doors for me. But I don't want to blow smoke up people's ass. People are well aware that this is not a movie about acting."
Well cuddly Michael, who has directed such special effects greats as Armageddon and Bad Boys has hit back in glorious bitchy Hollywood style. He told The Wall Street Journal: "Well, that's Megan Fox for you.She says some very ridiculous things because she's 23-years-old and she still has a lot of growing to do. You roll your eyes when you see statements like that and think: 'OK Megan, you can do whatever you want. I got it.'" He continuued: "Nobody in the world knew about Megan Fox until I found her and put her in Transformers. I like to think that I've had some luck in building actors' careers with my films. Nicholas Cage wasn't a big actor when I cast him, nor was Ben Affleck before I put him in Armageddon. Shia LaBeouf wasn't a big movie star before he did Transformers - and then he exploded. Not to mention Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, from Bad Boys.
He does have a point. Getting your name out there in a tacky blockbuster is miles better than working the porn circuit or doing DFS ads until the big break arrives. Stop biting that hand the feeds you Megan. Transformers 3 hasn't been cast just yet....